A simple demonstration of the basic design and operation of a watch, including stop-motion animation showing a watch being assembled from many parts. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Animation: Stop-motion, Timekeeping
BARBERSHOP ON WHEELS. COMBINATION RAIL & HIGHWAY VEHICLE IN TENNESSEE. GERMAN SHEPHERD HELPS FIGHT FIRES. NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE DIRECT TRAFFIC FROM AIRPLANE. POWER BOATS IN INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP REGATTA. CU hand operating telegraph lever. Communications, Electricity Telegraphs Hands (operating telegraph) Technology Newsreels Title Card: "Chevrolet Leader News" over montage. 0:38:34 superimposed newspaper headline indicating "Tricky Trims While-U-Wait; Clipper Cuts 'Em...
STUDIES IN STREAMLINING FROM THE DAYS OF HORATIO PHILLIPS TO MODERN TIMES. EVOLUTION OF AUTOMOBILE FROM ITS BEGINNING TO PRESENT STREAMLINED SHAPE IS EXEMPLIFIED IN THE 1941 CHEVROLET. 00:38:02:00 Taking the Air 07912 00:38:31:00 wide shot of small plane trailing a long plume of white smoke 00:38:36:00 same shot - white smoke gone VO - “In hundreds of different ways, Man has taken the air. Great progress has been made in the conquest of the skies in the last 30 years.” (fade out... ( 2 reviews )
How the electric company makes Cleveland the "best location in the nation." Introduced by Elmer L. Lindseth, President of Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. A biography of Mr. Lindseth may be found here. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Electricity, Cleveland, Ohio, Infrastructure: Electrical
Epic history of industrial medicine in the first half of the 20th century, showing how manufacturers and the medical profession came to terms with one another and culminating in GM's rehabilitation program for returned World War II veterans. Directed by Haford Kerbawy. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Medicine: Industrial medicine, Medicine: Occupational health, World War II: Postwar issues
21:02:50:09 CU spinning RCA Victor record on record player. 21:03:06:07 Animation illustrates the basics of one-track recording; sound waves spread from drawing of a orchestra to microphone, arrows indicate movement of sound from mic to amplifier to vinyl record, CU drawing of needle cutting music recording into vinyl record; drawing illustrates movement of sound from stylus to amplifier to speaker; drawings illustrate the difference between mono and stereo sound recordings 21:05:34:21 Extreme...
Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960." ( 14 reviews ) Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
Promotional film made for the City of Detroit, an unsuccessful bidder for the Olympic Games. With views of city highways, automobile manufacturing, a diverse population, and social activities, all shot prior to the city's economic decline. ( 23 reviews ) Topics: Detroit, Michigan, City planning, Race relations
Promotional film for Westinghouse refrigerator line featuring a system of sticker-like decorations enabling purchasers to style their appliances as they choose. Vague hippie-type flower-power graphics; scenes of mod-dressed middle-class conventional people ( 17 reviews ) Topic: need keyword
How the X-ray works and its use in police work, surgery, industrial engineering and automobile manufacturing. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Perception: X-rays, Motion pictures: Special effects, Motion pictures: X-rays
Surreal film on measurement of tiny quantities, made as soft-sell promotional piece for Chevrolet automobiles. Excellent stop-motion march of slide rules, compasses, gauge blocks and micrometers at end. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Physics: Measurement, Engineering, Animation: Stop-motion
The magic of industrial chemistry and its effects on our immediate environment. Shows new products such as nylon stockings and transparent raincoats, and also how chemists are finding ways of controlling pollution from factory chimneys and vehicle exhausts. Ends with a call to young men to join this dynamic profession. Though World War II is not explicitly mentioned, the strategic importance of chemistry weaves a covert thread through this short film. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Chemistry, Occupations: Research, World War II: Prewar preparedness
Gilbert Willoughby is punished for voicing Luddite ideas (complaining about pesky springs) by "Coily," an obnoxious, animated spring who subjects him to the hassles of a springless world. ( 13 reviews ) Topics: Physics: Springs, Animation, Technology: Critiques
fade in to dramatically lit plastic model of "Nipper," the RCA dog A film demonstrating the advantages of the new tape cartridge, its precision, compact qualities, and cost efficiency, in comparison to albums and tape reels, which recorded music at a quicker rate. animation sequence demonstrating advantage of four track tapes over two track tapes Nice Shots: A couple with girl in front of RCA Victor Closeup of tape being flipped over by woman, displaying the scale of these giant...